Idle & Running Problems

Fuel System Flush – Really Necessary?
By November 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Fuel System Flush – Really Necessary?

I read a post you had the other day talking about power steering fluid flush recommendations by an oil change place to their customer.  Last week I was at my oil change place and they recommended I do a fuel system flush as “good maintenance”. What are your thoughts on that? Mike H.     […]

Fuel Injector Cleaning – How Often?
By November 11, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Fuel Injector Cleaning – How Often?

I have a question about my Kia Sedona mini van, I think its a 2006 model but not sure about the engine type or size if that matters.  I was told by the dealership I use that I should have my fuel injectors cleaned periodically and they are recommending I do it now at 60,000 […]

Car Starts Then Dies

Reader question   Hey Austin, love your site man you have put in a ton of work and it shows your love to help people. I have a Ford F150 and it will start and die mostly when the engine is hot and I have been driving awhile. What do you think it is? Ronnie […]

Engine Hard To Start When Hot
By March 12, 2013 Read More →

Engine Hard To Start When Hot

Hello again this is Donald and I was wondering if you could possibly help me out with this question. I have been getting poor gas mileage lately. When the car starts in the morning it starts fine but when you warm it up and shut it off and leave it sit for about an hour […]

Engine Dies At Stops and Slow Speeds
By January 30, 2013 Read More →

Engine Dies At Stops and Slow Speeds

MY CAR STALLS AFTER I DRIVE IT FOR AWHILE.. USUALLY WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO 100RPMS OR LESS AND WHEN I STOP. SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT COILS BUT WHEN I WENT TO CHECK PRICES THERE WHERE SO MANY. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME HELP PLEASE? THANKS JODY   Hello there Jody, The very first thing I […]

Throttle Body Cleaning  – How To
By January 16, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Throttle Body Cleaning – How To

  I wanted to share this short video I made for you guys about how to clean a dirty throttle body system.  Just about anyone can do this, just make sure you use a cleaner or solvent that is made for throttle bodies. The throttle body, basically, is where the fresh air from the air […]

Engine Bogs Down and Dies

My Suburban with 66K miles has started to bog down and stall. All power equipment (steering and brakes) die with the engine. The car will start again after a little while and run okay for days until the next time. It has never occurred on cold mornings, only after warm-up in the PM. My mechanic […]

Throttle Body Cleaner
By April 12, 2012 Read More →

Throttle Body Cleaner

Recently I had a rough idle problem and harder/longer to start than normal issue on my own personal 2005 Ford F150 pick up truck with a 4.6L V8 engine. Why Clean the Throttle Body Some common complaints when the throttle body is dirty and needs to be cleaned are: 1. Rough idle speed – shaking […]

Car Dies when I Press the Clutch

Car Dies when I Press the Clutch

Austin, I have an Chevy Corvette, 6 speed, with 16,000 miles. Recently when I drive the car and after it is warmth up (the coolant is 180 degrees), the car will stall and the rpms drop to zero in a hurry when I put the clutch in. The only way to keep it going at […]

Engine Idle Speed Is Erratic and Surges

Engine Idle Speed Is Erratic and Surges

: My Ford compact has a idling problem it does not keep the correct idle speed when at a stand still. The car drives fine going down the road. It only does it at a a stand still do you have a solution for that? Thanks, Hey there, I think so, a common problem with […]